M275 Tipner Fire: Council apologises after cars stuck at Park & Ride

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The council has apologised after cars were stuck in the park and ride due to the M275 road closure as a result of a huge fire at the TJ Waste site in Tipner Lane. As a result of the road closure, people who had park their car in the Park and Ride car park were unable to get their vehicles. The disruption caused by the fire also resulted in the buses being re-directed due to the close proximity of the blaze.

The scene of the fire: Lara KellsThe scene of the fire: Lara KellsThe scene of the fire: Lara Kells

A spokesperson for the council said: "We apologise for the inconvenience caused yesterday, and we re-routed the buses via Tipner as soon as we could to allow people to get back to their vehicles.

The Park & Ride car park will be open today to collect vehicles, but the bus service is suspended due to the police decision to close the M275. A Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary Facebook post said: "We just wanted to update you that the road is likely to remain closed for the majority of today, however we will ensure we update you as soon as it is reopened. "We know that this will be disruptive to many of you and we do thank you for your patience while our colleagues at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service deal with the ongoing fire.

Please continue to make alternative travel arrangements today."


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